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Together : the rituals, pleasures, and politics of cooperation

Publisher: New Haven, CT : Yale University Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English
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Discusses why people tend to avoid social engagement with those unlike themselves, why increased cooperation is necessary to make society prosper, and the skills necessary for strengthening cooperation.
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
ISBN: 9780300116335 0300116330 9780300188288 0300188285
OCLC Number: 782507289
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 323 Seiten : )
Contents: Introduction: The cooperative frame of mind --
pt. 1: Cooperation shaped. "The social question" : reformers in Paris explore a puzzle ; The fragile balance : competition and cooperation in nature and culture ; The "great unsettling" : how the Reformation transformed cooperation --
pt. 2: Cooperation weakened. Inequality : imposed and absorbed in childhood ; The social triangle : how social relations become embittered at work ; The uncooperative self : the psychology of withdrawal --
pt. 3: Cooperation strengthened. The workshop : making and repairing ; Everyday diplomacy : Reformation conversations put to practical use ; The community : practising commitment ; Coda: Montaigne's cat.
Responsibility: Richard Sennett.
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In this sequel to his influential work "The Craftsman," Richard Sennett explores how we can learn to cooperate in the intensely tribal, competitive, and self-interested cultures we inhabit  Read more...

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Winner of the Zocalo Public Square Book Prize, awarded by the Center for Social Cohesion--Zocalo Public Square Book Prize"Zocalo Public Square" (03/19/2012)"

 
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